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Tuesday, October 21st

12/09/13

'Convergence consumer' likes quality in both, survey finds

12/09/13

The new machine, which arrived last week, can produce 20 million to 25 million Stelvin Plus caps annually, effectively expanding total North Coast production capacity to 50 million

12/09/13

"A lot of people felt it was overwhelming. Too many wines to taste. Too many crowds."

12/09/13

Paul Hobbs' relationship with Stratus began in 2009, when he became the winery's viticultural and winemaking consultant. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, this is the first winery to be added to the Paul Hobbs Imports portfolio that extends beyond South America.

12/09/13

A perceived shortfall in grape supply, easing credit terms and favorable wine consumption trends in the U.S. set the stage for a strong year. That momentum is likely to continue in 2014, including possible moves from international buyers.

12/09/13

Wine lovers looking for prestige can splash out at auctions, but nothing beats having a label with your very own name on it. Here, lessons for the would-be vintner.

12/09/13

The top three owners of vineyard land in Sonoma County - Jackson Family Wines, E&J Gallo and Silverado Premium Properties - largely began their buying sprees in the 1980s, when vineyards cost half the price of what they sell for today.

12/09/13

California wineries that lasted generations and survived Prohibition donate artifacts.

12/09/13

Presented by the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, All-Access Pass & Specially Priced Two-Day Grand Tasting Passes on Sale December 10.

12/09/13

Twitter now asks you to supply your age right on the social network.

12/09/13

The service began testing in 2007, above, in Amazon's Seattle backyard and has already expanded to Los Angeles.

12/09/13

The wine companies that dominate the vineyard landscape in Sonoma County frequently have played a weighty role in shaping public and environmental policies in the region.

12/09/13

Several wineries are laser-engraving their bottles with unique serial numbers. Other wineries are experimenting with hologrammed or bar-coded stickers placed half on the bottle, half on the capsule - the foil that covers the cork - that serve as id tags and will shred if removed.

12/09/13

KILLER freezes, floods and heatwaves will devastate Britain during the next 30 years, climate ­experts have warned.

12/09/13

Gianfranco Soldera makes one of the world's most coveted Italian wines-and was the target of a break-in that sent $25 million in vino down the drain. Why does he have so many enemies?

12/09/13

The trial of Indonesian-born wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan opens in New York tomorrow, with prosecutors accusing him of masterminding a wildly lucrative fraud which saw ordinary bottles passed off as expensive vintages

12/09/13

Almost every winery around the region has something extra planned for these three weeks before Christmas, from discounts to holiday tastings to dinners to longer sales hours

12/09/13

On a hillside vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, Rich Mounts maneuvered a tractor through the rows, hauling a few bins of lush zinfandel grapes that had just been plucked from the vine

12/09/13

Wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan built lavish lifestyle on allegedly passing off store-bought wine as rare vintages

12/09/13

Community liquor stores wary of proposed sales shift to grocery stores

12/09/13

The share of the top 35 global varieties rose from 59 per cent of plantings in 2000 to 66 per cent in 2010. Unsurprisingly, of course, this 'varietal concentration' is most apparent in New World countries

12/09/13

Wine-tasting events are one way Hendley and his group raise the funds that enable them to distribute water filters and help install wells in communities around the world

12/09/13

Black Box Intelligence analyzes the results of the latest Restaurant Industry Snapshot

12/09/13

Sherry-Lehmann will celebrate its 80th anniversary next year

12/09/13

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